Friday, March 07, 2008

Billion Dollar Baby unveiled a fun new photo of Madonna all gussied up like a prize fighter that was shot by Stephen Klein for the new issue of Interview magazine ... check it out:

In the accompanying interview, Madge talks about working with Justin Timberlake:

"I really enjoy writing with Justin...We had psychoanalytic sessions whenever we wrote songs first. We'd sit down and we'd start talking about situations. And then we'd start talking about issues or problems or relationships with people. That was the only way, because you know, writing together with somebody is very intimate...that was fun, because he's open and he's got talent. He's a songwriter. I haven't worked with a lot of songwriters where I'm instantly connected and start riffing and playing with the rhythm of the words. He's as interested in the rhythm of the words as the meaning of the words."

She also talks about the adoption of her son David Banda:

"He wouldn't have lived if I hadn't taken him. It's not even a possibility."

And she talks about the concept of freedom:

"Freedom is a funny word because when we think we're free, we're not really. I think freedom is quite illusory....When I stop thinking about myself all the time and put other people before me on a regular basis, that's real freedom. When I can love unconditionally...then that's real freedom. So it's something to strive for, but I'm not free."

The interview in Interview sounds very interesting ... Page Six has a few more blurbs from the piece HERE but I'm ALL ABOUT this new photo. Madonna and Stephen Klein always come up with really amazing photoshoots. I wonder if this fighter theme will carry thruout the promo materials for her new album Hard Candy (like the equestrian theme did for Confessions on a Dancefloor). [Source]

UPDATE: It turns out that this released photo is actually the cover photo for this issue of Interview magazine:

It is a great pic so I can see why it was used for the cover but I was hoping for a different photo instead ;/